21 November 2013, The Telegraph, Richard Gray -- "Watching celebrity chefs like Nigella Lawson or Gordon Ramsay whip up a culinary creation on television can set viewers' taste buds tingling.
But now television viewers could soon be able to sample the food for themselves with the help of new technology that can electronically recreate tastes.
Scientists have developed a simulator that uses electrodes to stimulate the taste buds on the tongue to reproduce salt, sweet, sour and bitter sensations.
The Digital State Interface also uses subtle changes in temperature to alter the taste experience.
The researchers hope that the system could eventually be used to allow television viewers to experience tastes while they are watching their favourite programmes. ..."